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Oliver Hill

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Appreciated for his groundbreaking legal function through the American Civil Privileges movement from the mid-20th Century, he added towards the demise from the unjust “split but equal” doctrine and championed legislation that guaranteed equal employment and voting legal rights for African Us citizens. After getting his J.D., he applied rules in Virginia and became the first, post- Reconstruction-era BLACK to serve in the Richmond Town Council. Davis v. State School Plank of Prince Edward State, a Virginia lawsuit where he was included, was among the situations ruled on by america Supreme Court through the 1954 Dark brown v. Plank of Education proceedings. Delivered Oliver Light, he later followed his stepfather’s last name. He was created and elevated in Washington, D.C., and in the metropolitan areas of Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia. While participating in the Howard School School of Rules through the 1930s, he became a good friend of fellow rules student and upcoming Supreme Courtroom Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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Date Of Birth May 1, 1907
Died August 5, 2007, Richmond, Virginia, United States
Place Of Birth Virginia
Profession Lawyer
Education Howard University School of Law, Howard University, Dunbar High School
Nationality American
Spouse Beresenia Walker
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom, Spingarn Medal
Movies The House Behind the Cedars
Star Sign Taurus

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Lesson2006ShortAlexander Handson
Minsan pa2004German Tourist

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